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 Saturday, Jun 25 
Teen with reattached arm gets visit from his first responders (Glasgow Daily Times)
A teen who had his arm severed in a workplace accident on June 6, was visited by the EMS crew on Thursday night in his room at the University of Louisville Hospital.

 Saturday, Jun 25 
Bill would make targeting public safety workers a hate crime (LEX18)
A state lawmaker from Louisville has introduced a bill that would make it a hate crime to target police officers, firefighters or emergency medical service workers.

 Friday, Jun 24 
Ky. governor ceremoniously signs EMS LODD benefits bill (EMS1)
The John Mackey Memorial Act extends line-of-duty death benefits to many Kentucky EMS personnel.

 Friday, Jun 24 
Part Time Paramedic: Garrard Co. EMS, Lancaster (Garrard) KY

 Thursday, Jun 23 
Registration for the 2016 Kentucky EMS Conference and Expo is now open
Registration for the 2016 Kentucky EMS Conference and Expo this September in Lexington is now open.

 Thursday, Jun 23 
2016 Midwest Safety Conference (Ky AAMS)
The Kentucky Chapter, Association of Air Medical Services will present the Midwest Safety Conference in August.

  Thursday, Jun 23 
Gov. Bevin signs EMS LODD Bill
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin ceremoniously signed Senate Bill 43, also known as the John Mackey Memorial Act, this afternoon in the Kentucky Capitol in front of the Mackey family, Mackey's EMS family at Jessamine County EMS, and representatives from the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association and the Kentucky Board of EMS, extending some line-of-duty death benefits to many Kentucky EMS personnel next month.

 Thursday, Jun 23 
Ambulance board rejects new budget (Glasgow Daily Times)
During a meeting that lasted more than three hours, the board of directors for Barren-Metcalfe County EMS decided not to decide on a 2016-17 budget that had been proposed, discussed in at least three prior meetings.

 Wednesday, Jun 22 
Gov. Matt Bevin unveils plan to overhaul KY Medicaid program (WDRB)
Gov. Matt Bevin wants to completely overhaul the way Kentucky does Medicaid.

 Wednesday, Jun 22 
Governor Bevin to announce Medicaid proposal Wednesday (WKYT)
About 400,000 Kentuckians are about to find out what Republican Gov. Matt Bevin wants to do with their health insurance.

 Wednesday, Jun 22 
Part-time Paramedic: Marion County EMS, Lebanon (Marion) KY

 Tuesday, Jun 21 
EMS Compass seeks public beta testings of performance measures (EMS1)
The EMS community is invited to test proposed draft measures.

 Tuesday, Jun 21 
Louisville man tackled doctor, threatened to blow up hospital (WDRB)
St. Matthews Police have arrested a Louisville man officials say tackled a doctor and threatened to blow up a hospital.

 Tuesday, Jun 21 
Fulltime Paramedic: McLean County Ambulance Service, Calhoun (McLean) KY

 Monday, Jun 20 
How can communities prepare for mass shootings? Orlando offers lessons (New York Times)
As doctors treated the horrific injuries of victims shot in the Pulse nightclub, a mistaken report of a gunman nearby forced officials to briefly lock down the emergency room; the medical staff shoved heavy X-ray machines against the doors, creating a makeshift barricade in a treatment bay.

 Sunday, Jun 19 
Ambulance explodes on I-75 (WKYT)
The Mount Vernon Fire Department responded to an ambulance fire on interstate 75 overnight.

 Sunday, Jun 19 
Study: Up to 1 in 5 trauma victims may die unnecessarily (EMS1)
About half of deaths occur at the scene of the injury or enroute to the hospital; bystanders and well-trained emergency medical services can make a big difference.

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